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USC Hit With 2-Year Bowl Ban

NCAA doles out harsh penalties on Reggie Bush no-nos

(Newser) - The NCAA threw the book at storied Southern California today with a two-year bowl ban, four years' probation, loss of scholarships and forfeits of an entire year's games for improper benefits to Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush dating to the Trojans' 2004 national championship.The report, following a four-year investigation,... More »

Under Fire, USC Drops Ball in Sports Perks Probe

NCAA expands Bush, Mayo investigation; school takes little action

(Newser) - Years after footballer Reggie Bush was accused of accepting gifts from marketers while at USC, the university is still doing almost nothing to investigate the matter, despite the spread of allegations to a top basketball player and coach, the Los Angeles Times reports. Though the NCAA has expanded its own... More »

Trade Spices Up Frosh-Heavy Draft

Rose goes first, in glut of college freshmen

(Newser) - The Bulls grabbed Derrick Rose with the first overall pick last night in a wild NBA draft dominated by college freshmen. For the first time in history, the top three picks all were first-year wonders, ESPN reports. The Timberwolves then traded that third pick—OJ Mayo—for No. 5 pick... More »

Can Basketball Keep Agents Out of High School?

Mayo scandal shocks few, and penalties remain slight

(Newser) - The NBA can't stop agents from scurrying around high school and college basketball these days, offering illegal gifts to sign young players. Although the players are getting younger—more go pro right out of high school—punishments for players and agents alike remain slight, the New York Times reports. More »

USC's Mayo Accused of Taking Gifts

College faces sanctions if star accepted illegal benefits from future agent

(Newser) - USC star OJ Mayo received tens of thousands of dollars from the agency that would eventually represent him, a violation of NCAA rules, according to former friend Louis Johnson. The money was allegedly funneled through one Rodney Guillory, who lavished on Mayo just a fraction of what the agency gave... More »

UCLA Back on Track, Stops USC

Bruins turn around and take much-needed 56-46 win

(Newser) - Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is back for UCLA, and so was the Bruins' confidence in last night's 56-46 defeat of cross-town rival USC. Mbah a Moute's 10 points and boards supplemented Darren Collison's 14 points and Kevin Love's fifteenth double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds) this season. No. 6 UCLA... More »

Unbeatable Cougars Slam USC 73-58

UCLA beats Washington, Butler downs Wisconsin-GB,

(Newser) - Fourth-ranked Washington State remained unbeaten last night with a 73-58 win over USC. OJ Mayo hauled in 22 points and seven rebounds for the Trojans but got no help from the bench in a game that saw only four USC free throws. The victory was only WSU's 12th in 53... More »

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